Ayelle – Miranda Ace Hotel London

Ayelle, Miranda Ace Hotel, Shoreditch. Photo Credit Lisa Hafey

Ayelle, Miranda Ace Hotel, Shoreditch. Photo Credit Lisa Hafey

We went down to Shoreditch last night for the launch of Ayelle’s latest single, ‘Machine’. We’ve featured the London-based Swedish singer a few times here on EP, but this was the first opportunity we’ve had to hear her in person.

Ayelle, Miranda Ace Hotel, Shoreditch. Photo Credit Lisa Hafey

Ayelle, Miranda Ace Hotel, Shoreditch. Photo Credit Lisa Hafey

It was a packed house at Miranda, the venue in the basement of Ace London, a swanky hotel on Shoreditch High Street. There’s a sign on the wall which says something along the lines of, “Quiet please, they are performing”, and we were surprised to see that it was obeyed. Ayelle was supported by Tom Dunne and his band, and when they started to play and sing, the hub bub of the audience instantly dropped away.

Ayelle, Miranda Ace Hotel, Shoreditch. Photo Credit Lisa Hafey

Ayelle, Miranda Ace Hotel, Shoreditch. Photo Credit Lisa Hafey

We noticed Ayelle long before she took to the stage. Although she is quite tiny, her presence is huge, and it was in evidence when she was wandering around the crowd, talking to the sound desk, security, and others, before she finally got up to sing, at about 8.30.

Ayelle, Miranda Ace Hotel, Shoreditch. Photo Credit Lisa Hafey

Ayelle, Miranda Ace Hotel, Shoreditch. Photo Credit Lisa Hafey

Sipping every so often from a cup, Ayelle held the audience in the palm of her hand, as she sang, taking us through crowd favourites, such as ‘Waiting’, her new track, ‘Machine’, and a few new ones from her EP of the same name. It was a great evening, with many in the audience filming and taking photos, and dancing. One thing we all had in common however was that all of our eyes were on Ayelle, and our ears were taking in her beautiful voice.

‘Machine’ is out today, and can be downloaded from iTunes and streamed via Spotify. Listen to ‘Machine’ on Tradiio.

Author

Lisa has been writing for over 20 years, starting as the entertainment editor on her university newspaper. Since then she’s written for Popwrapped, Maximum Pop, and Celebmix. Nowadays, in addition to writing for and editing Essentially Pop, she also writes video reviews for ListenOnRepeat.

Lisa loves all good music, with particular fondness for Jedward and David Bowie. She’s interviewed Edward Grimes (Jedward), Kevin Godley, Trevor Horn, Brendan B Brown (Wheatus) and Bruce Foxton (The Jam), among many many more.

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